The Sweet Serenades

I’ve got too many playlists of Swedish bands. The first was simply named “Swedes,” then came “More Swedes” and “Even More Swedes,” all including Swedish bands that can find by a little searching our 3hive archives from recent years. Now I’ve got to start another one to include the Sweet Serenades. Martin and Mathias, after many years of friendship, finally decided to start making making music together in Stockholm. The result: a sound that runs the gamut from 50’s pop to 80’s arena rock to today’s hipster indie rock, all in one song, like their new single “Mona Lee.”

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Alibi Tom

Another day, another Swedish band changing its name (see The LK). Now it’s
Out Of Clouds changing their name to Alibi Tom, with a change in members and a change in style. In my previous post, I described Out Of Clouds as being influenced by ABBA and 70’s AM radio. Let me also change that, dropping the ABBA reference (hey now, it was true, not just because they’re Swedish) to say their smart, hook-throwing indie rock is influenced by 70’s AM radio. So here’s to new beginnings, and their debut LP Scrapbook out May 4.

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